Connecting for Life Carlow is part of a national strategy but it's being tailored to link up local groups and services.
It comes ahead of World Suicide Prevention day this Sunday.
Overall the conference attracts more than 50,000 young people every year.
A new Teach Tom office is being opened in Stradbally, Co Laois in the coming weeks.
Meanwhile, the first in a series of public meetings aimed at developing a suicide prevention plan for Carlow also gets underway today.
The meetings will be used to identify the different areas that need to be addressed locally